The In-Prison Church is
Part of the Problem
The in-prison church is not part of the solution: Most in-prison churches are part of the problem.
But wait! Don't men and women find religion there? Aren't their lives changed? How can you say that. You sound anti-religious.
Throughout the South there have been numerous stories of bad cops, bad sheriffs, [and bad guards].
Here is a sheriff, a pillar of the community, attends church regularly, has actually put his life on the line more then once to catch a murderer, rapist, child molester, married for 22 years, great children, loved by the whole community.
And, he is the king pin for the drug racketeering for 3 counties.
Hard drugs. The kind that men kill each other for, the kind that thieves break into houses to steal things to support their habit, the kind that has girls from Portland ,Oregon, Martin Luther King Blvd, from West Sacramento, any street from Phoenix Arizona, Van Buren Drive, from Dallas Texas, State Fair, from Columbia , South Carolina, Two Notch Street, from Charlotte, North Carolina, Tryon Blvd, and from all points in between, walk the streets every night to support their habits.
So, the choice might be, let him run his drugs, he does so much good for the community.
That is not how it works. The sheriff or cop will be busted and put out of business, The in-prison chaplain attends church regularly, is loved by the community, married for 22 years, great kids, a pillar of the community.
As he leads the singing for a service in one part of the prison, a prison guard rapes a female inmate, in another part of the prison. As he offers communion, a prison guard molests a child behind bars, as he begins his sermon, the prison guard drug dealer delivers the drugs to the inmate gang the prison guards have created, as he offers the final prayer, a female prison guard offers her body to the prisoner with the most drugs and/or cash.
As he walks out the front gate in Starke Florida, prison guard thugs led by the Griffin crime family that run the entire prison, savagely beat Frank Valdes to death, breaking every bone in his body, crushing his testicles. He concluded his sermon at the very same time as the chaplain in Wisconsin who left the prison as Michelle Greer, suffering an acute asthma was begging the guards for an inhaler, was begging with her very last breath, was pleading with her eyes as she died looking into the eyes of the prison guards who stood over her and refused to help in any way.
And I could recite thousands upon thousands of such cases, after all, they happen every single day in the land of King George.
And every single prison chaplain knows what is going on in the prison he works at.
The smiling prison chaplain stands shoulder to shoulder with the warden, with Jeb Bush, with anyone else who wants to keep the public from knowing what is going on.
THE IN-PRISON CHURCH IS NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION, IT IS PART OF THE PROBLEM.